Tunisian opposition calls for strike over politician killing

The murder of Chokri Belaid has sparked protests across the country
The murder of Chokri Belaid has sparked protests across the country Credit: Reuters

Tunisia's main opposition group has called for a nationwide strike in protest at the assassination of anti-Islamist politician Chokri Belaid.

A spokesman for the Popular Front, a coalition of opposition groups of which Belaid was a member, called for a general strike to take place tomorrow.

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